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New Report Details Local Progress in Combatting Poverty

Sunday, November 23, 2014

As part of its goal to cut poverty in half in ten years, Half in Ten released its annual poverty and inequality indicators report at an event at the Center for American Progress on November 17 featuring Sister Simone Campbell of the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Poverty & Welfare, Workers' Rights

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Reaching Low Income Communities of Color on Real Finances

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Earlier this year, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, working with the Asset Building Policy Network (ABPN) and brilliant corners Research & Strategies, undertook a public opinion research project aimed at improving the way we talk with communities of color about issues of financial health. Through a series of focus groups and polling, much of the findings were sobering – and not very surprising.

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Categories: Housing & Lending, Poverty & Welfare

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New Report Evaluates Proposed Changes to 2020 Census

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A new report from The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, and the NALEO Educational Fund evaluates proposed changes to the collection of race and ethnicity data in the 2020 Census that could have significant consequences for civil rights work and the implementation and enforcement of civil rights laws.

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New Sentencing Guidelines Go into Effect

Friday, October 31, 2014

New guidelines that sensibly reduce sentences for most drug trafficking offenses – approved unanimously in April by the United States Sentencing Commission – will go into effect on Saturday, November 1.

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Categories: Criminal Justice System

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A Win for Transgender Workers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an agency charged with investigating and prosecuting illegal practices in the federal workplace, made an important and legally reverberating decision last week when it ruled in favor of a transgender federal employee facing workplace discrimination.

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Categories: Discrimination, LGBT Rights, Workers' Rights

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The Leadership Conference Urges Education Department to Maintain Accountability in State Waiver Renewals

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In a letter issued October 27, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights urged Secretary Arne Duncan and the U.S. Department of Education to hold states to rigorous standards when renewing waivers under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

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Categories: Education

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Why We Need Stronger Voting Protections

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just two weeks from tomorrow, Americans will head to the polls to vote in the midterm elections. But this year, accessing the ballot may be easier said than done.

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Categories: Voting Rights

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Students and Administration at Colgate University Come Together to Combat Discrimination

Thursday, October 16, 2014

After a five-day sit-in at Colgate University, students and administrators came together on September 29 to develop a 21-point plan on how to combat racism and increase diversity on campus.

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Categories: Education, Equal Opportunity, Promoting Diversity

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New Report Examines Intersection of Big Data, Civil Rights

Friday, October 3, 2014

Big data can be a valuable tool in fighting inequality and societal problems, but there is also a “growing need to protect and strengthen key civil rights protections in the face of technological change,” as a new report, Civil Rights, Big Data, and Our Algorithmic Future, explains.

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Categories: Media & Technology, Resources and Reports

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Report: Raising Minimum Wage a Core Civil and Human Rights Issue

Friday, October 3, 2014

An increased minimum wage was one of just 10 demands of the August 1963 civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. More than a half-century later, the national minimum wage continues to fall short of providing workers their full dignity and a “decent standard of living,” as called for at the march.

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Categories: Jobs & Economy, Poverty & Welfare, Resources and Reports

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